03/30/2011 02:27 pm ET Updated May 30, 2011

The Chicago Celebrity Next Door: Residents With Famous Neighbors

When Tom Pauly's neighbor practiced an important speech in their shared backyard, Mr. Pauly listened and offered a suggestion or two.

He was thrilled when the neighbor--then-Congressman Rahm Emanuel--included the edits in the speech, which he delivered at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

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